Declaring Baggage Value

The Applicability of Declaring Baggage Value

In case your checked baggage is worth more than RMB 100 or equivalent in other currencies per kg (USD 30 for international routes), you may request for baggage value claim. For details, please consult the check-in counter staff when checking your baggage.


Please do not transport your valuables such as gold, silver, jewelry, money, securities, documents, contracts, etc. as checked baggage or tuck them in your baggage for consignment.

Calculation of Excess Value Fee

  • 1. China Southern Airline charges an excess value fee which is 5‰ of the excess value of applicable liability limit. The charge shall be paid in RMB Yuan and rounded. Excess Value Fee = [Declared Value-(50 Yuan/kg×baggage weight declared) ] ×5‰
  • 2. If the declared value is in foreign currency, it should be converted to RMB yuan according to the buying rate published by competent banks.
  • 3. Baggage value declaring only applies to the legs operated by China Southern Airlines or other carriers that have special agreements with us.
  • 4. If a passenger needs to declare his baggage value in the subsequent legs, he should apply for it with the carriers of the subsequent legs.
  • 5. If the declared value at transfer points is higher than that at the departure station, an additional excess value charge shall be imposed for the following journey.
  • 6. Passengers cannot declare value for carry-on or checked small animals (pets).
  • 7. Passengers cannot declare value for cabin baggage (including unchecked baggage and carry-on articles).

The Limit of Declared Baggage Value

  • 1. The declared value for any checked baggage shall not exceed its actual value.
  • 2.For each passenger, the upper limit for baggage value claim is RMB 8,000 or equivalent in other currencies (USD 5,000 for international routes). Where China Southern Airlines has doubts about the value a passenger claims and the passenger refuses inspection, China Southern Airlines has the right to refuse the consignment.